- Yolanda storm surge survivors staged a protest at the residence of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III
- They claimed that they were from Samar and came all the way to seek justice
- The protesting group also wanted to call Aquino's accountability in the disaster aid and rehabilitation program
Super Typhoon Yolanda hit the Philippines almost five years ago displacing thousands of residents in Eastern Visayas region.
Victims of the disaster staged protest at the residence of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s in Times Street, Quezon City.
The group claimed they came from Samar and they are seeking for justice.
They were claiming that after almost five years, the housing and relocation projects for the victim are still not completed until now.
The group were also calling the former president for the disaster aid which was not given to the victims accordingly.
According to a report by Phil Star Global, People Surge group threw mud at Aquino’s residence and held demonstration as they cry for help for the Eastern Visayas region.
“Harapin mo ang taumbayan! Nanggaling pa kami sa Samar para maningil sa iyong kapabayaan sa mga biktima ng bagyong Yolanda,” they said.
“Hanggang ngayon wala pa ring nakukuhang tulong ang mga biktima, ano ang ginawa mo?” the protesters added.
The Aquino administration was under fire in 2015 for the slow development of its rehabilitation project for the victims of Yolanda.
According to a report by Chaloka Beyani Beyani, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, many are still staying in communal bunkhouses, shanties and tents where basic services have not been provided.
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